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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:26 AM

Vatican recalls washington diplomat amd child pornography investigation.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-pornography-usa/vatican-recalls-washington-diplomat-amid-child-pornography-investigation-idUSKCN1BQ1MT

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican on Friday said it has recalled one of its diplomats from Washington after the U.S. State Department said the priest may have violated child pornography laws.
Prosecutors in the Vatican have opened an investigation into the case and the priest has already returned to Vatican City, a statement said.
The State Department notified the Holy See in August “of a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images by a member of the diplomatic corps of the Holy See accredited to Washington,” the statement said.
As a member of the Vatican’s diplomatic corps, the priest, whose name was not given, could not be prosecuted in the United States, though he could have been expelled.

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AtheistCrusader Sep 2017 OP
cyclonefence Sep 2017 #1
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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:28 AM

1. It's just unending, isn't it n/t

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:41 AM

2. And probably just the surface.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:13 PM

3. In other news

Water is wet.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:46 PM

4. And he walks free...

This should not be possible. He should be charged, and the Vatican should send him back for trial voluntarily.

Such crimes should not be subject to diplomatic immunity. Period. We've seen enough of this crap. Let's see whether the Vatican gives a damn. If this is not punished, then it is a condemnation of the entire organization, in my opinion. Not that it is not already damned for its unconcern about the welfare of children.

No more should any religious people be allowed to skate on such crimes. Ever! Further, priests should all be mandatory reporters with severe penalties for hiding child pornography or the sexual abuse of children. To the Devil with the secrecy of the confessional. Our laws should not allow that, where crimes that harm others are involved. Period.



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